Dialysis at a Clinic
Fresenius Medical Care offers the best quality in more than 3,100 dialysis centers
The wide majority of hemodialysis patients undergo out-patient treatment at one of about 28,000 dialysis centers around the world. The blood-filtering therapy is usually administered three times a week and lasts three to five hours per treatment. When patients are not receiving treatment, they lead largely normal lives.
Fresenius Medical Care itself operates more than 3,100 dialysis centers around the world and bases its dialysis treatment on high quality standards. Experienced doctors and well-trained personnel care for the patients. The goal is to use innovative therapy concepts and modern technology from Fresenius Medical Care to ensure the best-possible quality of life for chronic kidney patients.
The comprehensive treatment of dialysis patients benefits everyone
The comprehensive treatment of chronic kidney patients is a key component of dialysis quality. For years, Fresenius Medical Care has been active in Disease Management. This therapy concept addresses all aspects of the treatment of chronic renal patients – from the vascular access in the arm of a patient to the high-quality dialysis therapy to individual nutrition plans. The goal is to create a lasting improvement in a patient’s quality of life using customized therapies while controlling costs for health care systems.
Databases ensure excellent quality
Clinical databases are an important part of Fresenius Medical Care’s integrated quality management. They also support nephrologists while caring for patients. The Company collects treatment information from dialysis patients in databases, allowing a simple comparison of treatment quality between dialysis centers. Potential problems can be identified and rectified quickly. One example is Euclid (European Clinical Database), which collects data from more than 280 Fresenius Medical Care dialysis clinics. In the U.S., the Company is introducing a completely updated information and billing system that will standardize work processes and simplify the analysis of collected data.
For more information about kidney patient care, please visit the company's NephroCare website or the UltraCare website of Fresenius Medical Care North America.